OPENING NIGHT of the International Latino Cultural Center’s 10th Latino Music Festival: Cantata Santa María de Iquique.
Music by Sones de México Ensemble with special guests.
Narration by Chilean actor and writer Alejandro Goic.
Reception at 6:00 pm / Concert at 7:00 pm
Show will run with English Supertitles.
The “Cantata Santa Maria de Iquique” was composed by Luis Advis in late 1969. The text is based on the book Brief History of Tarapaca, from which it drew most of the historic facts. Musically, the work follows the structure of the ancient folk cantatas, but it replaces the traditional religious motive for social issues. It is music of European tradition which includes elements of American roots.
Originally performed by Chilean folk group Quilapayún, the cantata describes the dramatic struggle of the workers on the salt fields of northern Chile in the early part of the 20th Century.
Alejandro Goic was born in Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile. He is an actor and writer, known for Secretos en el Jardín (2013), The Maid (2009) and La Doña (2011). His acting career has spanned theater, film and television. He was active at the Teatro Universidad de Chile, participating in numerous productions. He has also taught at various acting schools, like the School of Theatre at Universidad Diego Portales, where he serves today.
Find out more about the 10th Latino Music Festival here.